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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way


Rating: 4-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"When Clara's boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he's left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he's been kidnapped. Then Luke's older sister, Emma, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.

Emma wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened--even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke's mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected..." [+ More].


I was fully engaged in this book! I was even biting my nails!! I enjoyed as much as I enjoyed Way's previous book Watching Eddie.

I found The Lies We Told very interesting. It is told in two narratives (past and present) and at the beginning they seem to have nothing to do with each other. But, being the smart bitch that I am (also because, why would the author narrate two different scenarios if they weren't related? Duh!) I knew the past and present were linked, I just didn't see how.

I liked the twists and I totally loved Hannah; at the same time, I wanted the psycho to pay for her... "crimes."

One of the characters was full of righteousness (at the age of 18 or 19, mind you), that despite the wonderful upbringing her parents gave her, she couldn't look pass the mistake of one of her parents and she chose to leave home and never contact her parents of brothers again. I was like, seriously? That is for your parents to fix between them, not you. But anyways, this is the only thing that I disliked.

The ending was satisfying for me and at the same time it was a cliffhanger; does this book have a second part? If it is so, it better comes out soon before I lose all interest in the characters.

All in all, a good mystery/thriller that I very much enjoyed.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this title.